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Now that we've got the spring equinox behind us we're officially into springtime. And Mother Nature is evidently of that opinion too. Early kittiwakes are booking their places on the breeding cliffs of the sea-edge of Seahouses golf course towards the end of March, though it will be some time before egg-laying falls due. It wouldn't be fair to judge springtime by the appearance of daisies or dandelions: they can bloom at virtually any season. But the shining of coltsfoot flowerheads provides a true indication that another season of flowering and seeding is getting under way.
GALATEA RETURNS TO LOOK AFTER US
The Trinity House vessel was back attending to the various buoys around and among the Farne Islands again towards the end of March.
CENTENARY COMMEMORATIVE SEAT
Our local W.I. has always looked after the public seat at the junction of Harbour Road and Crewe Street. It's good to know that it has been updated with a refurbishment.
SEAHOUSES SUN, SEA AND SANDWICHES
The sixth of February saw the start of the latest new enterprise in Main Street: Janet and Nick opened up their "Sun, Sea and Sandwiches" facility opposite the Post Office. Offerings include breakfasts, pies, quiches, sandwiches, toasties, panini, and wraps, all with a wide choice of fillings. Hot and cold drinks include soups, smoothies, milkshakes and coffees. And they're all available from 8.00 am Monday to Friday (9.00 am on Saturdays) until 2.30 pm.
BUOYS GIVEN THEIR MIDWINTER SERVICE
The 30th of January saw the Trinity House Vessel GALATEA (details here) zooming to and fro servicing the marker buoys around the Farne Islands, and the invisible rocks in particular.
SEAHOUSES PORCELAIN MUGS
A new addition has been made to the range of Seahouses-specific goods on sale around the village. Elegant white porcelain mugs bear an imprint of a fully active harbour against a background of the grass slope and the actual 'sea houses' of Harbour Road and Crewe Street. Supplies are available from "Drift" at number 20 and "Polka Dot" opposite at 29 Main Street.
SEAHOUSES TEA TOWEL
FOR SALE AROUND THE VILLAGE
For the first time ever, so far as we can learn, there is now a purpose-designed SEAHOUSES TEA TOWEL. Rather larger than your average kitchen accessory, it measures 20" wide and 30" long. Photographic images show a boat trip "To the Farne Islands and Holy Island"; "North Beach"; "Thrift"; "Busy harbour in the centre of the village"; "Orchid"; "Smoke-house kippers"; "Fresh sea food" lobster; "Angler boat"; "Countryside too" across farmland to the Cheviots; "Beach rides"; "South beach"; "Railway walk"; and "RNLB Grace Darling".
Stockists include Drift and Polka Dot in the Main Street centre of the village; Swallow Fish in South Street just off the Coast Walk route; and the Tourist Information Centre on the main car park. The concensus indicates a retail price of £4.99 each.
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